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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Sunset of £500K, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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Counsellor granted challenge

Former Portsmouth councillor Terence Gregory, who was removed from office following allegations relating to unfair property dealings but who was later cleared of those allegations, has won the right to continue with a legal battle for the right to sue the council over the impact the matter had on his reputation. The Lawyer, 14 July, […]

Bingham calls for new criminal code

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham, has called on the Government to introduce a new criminal code to deal with “the present chaotic system of criminal law”. Speaking at the same Mansion House dinner as Lord Irvine (see above story), Lord Bingham said that criminal law was “incoherent and inconsistent and littered with distinctions which […]

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On Tuesday human rights group Justice publishes its report on the legal ramifications of the police’s growing use of covert investigative methods to tackle crime. It will recommend a single regulatory framework be set up to cover lawful interference with all forms of communications. This week the Home Office hopes to publish its long-awaited Asylum […]

Birmingham unfazed by Ansbacher pull-out. edited by Robert Lindsay

Birmingham’s corporate lawyers say the departure of the corporate finance arm of merchant bank Henry Ansbacher from the city is a “sad day for Birmingham”. But they claim not to be worried about loss of work since much of the service merchant banks once provided in the city is now handled by the big five […]

Rogers & Norton swaps Ace for Linetime

NORWICH firm Rogers & Norton has become the latest user of Ace’s Infinity practice management system to announce its choice of a replacement system in the wake of Ace’s decision to scrap the solicitors’ version of the package. The seven-partner firm bought a practice management system from Leeds-based supplier Linetime in May. It says it […]

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